Bulova 1974 Accutron Date & Day "Woody"

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Variant: 
Woody
Manufacture Year: 
1974
Movement Model: 
218
Case Serial No.: 
J011042
Case shape: 
Round
Gender: 
Mens
Additional Information: 

Very nice Accutron "Woody" Bulova Model 22508-Y. Original bracelet. Period clam shell display case is solid wood. Added 11/27/2012. As I'm am the new owner of this watch The panel may want to delete Geoff Bakers entry. (Even though his pictures are better)

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William Smith
Posted November 30, 2012 - 6:51pm

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I like including well established pseudonames or nicknames.  This nicknaming could be similar to the "sunburst dial" early Bulova 23's, for which we have a base model, and for some, variant and an established nickname.  I think a few of these "23's" coined the term Sunburst Dial, and it's established in the existing literature-be that be price guides, online resources, or peer reviewed pubs (Shawkey 2000, The Bulova 23, NAWCC Bulletin volume 387 pg 486).
There are even fewer variants of the "Woody" than the "Sunburst Dial" 23's, so it's even a better example of a nickname for a watch- IMO.  Maybe we will find a variant for this one and have a name similar to a Bulova 23 "A" (Sunburst Dial).

Accutron 218 (Woody) from me. 

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William Smith
Posted November 30, 2012 - 6:56pm

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...and for site mechansics/consistency, it's easy to do...we simply enter Woody in the variant field.

Geoff Baker
Posted December 1, 2012 - 7:10am

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If we adopt the Name as Accutron 218 "Woody" please make sure the others are updated as well? I kind of wish we could nail down the 22508-Y as the Bulova Model # instead. My version from 1973 is in a box marked as such, but it's only the box, no hang tag so it's reliability is questionable.

Also feel strongly that the record showing my ownership of this watch needs to disappear as it is a duplicate. There are no comments in that record that need to be preserved.

Gosh, I hate to do this but here I go......

Accutron, 218 "Woody"

 

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bobbee
Posted December 1, 2012 - 7:17am

There, there Geoff, you know they have to spread their wings sooner or later...

Agreed, Accutron 218 "Woody".

mybulova_admin
Posted December 2, 2012 - 4:16am

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Until such time that we find the advert showing this exactwatch with a different ID , I'd like to put this and all others forward as the Accurton 218 "Woody".

plainsmen
Posted December 2, 2012 - 12:49pm

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Woody...aptly named for numerous reasons

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William Smith
Posted December 2, 2012 - 3:37pm

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That's a good name for all of these woody records for now...IMO  Three ticks from me for how it's now published!!

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William Smith
Posted December 17, 2012 - 3:57pm

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All "Woody's" updated to new database format.  Changed from Accutron "Woody" to Accutron Day/Date catagory with "Woody" entered in variant field.